After a really successful crowd-funding campaign including a large financial injection from the Mayor of London, Barnet’s first Teenage Market takes place on Easter Saturday.
It’s exciting to see this project taking shape as it draws so strongly on Chipping Barnet’s market heritage – let’s not forget that the word “Chipping” comes from the Old English word for “market”. What’s more, with commercial rents currently so high, market trading is a great alternative to running a shop, especially for anyone starting out. Organiser Bob Burstow has been in touch to let us know that twelve young traders will be trying out their enterprise skills and testing the market for a range of things including:
Food especially chocolate gifts, low-sugar snack bars, drinks and sweets and candy floss.
Clothing and accessories including London street wear, tote bags, designer t-shirts and trainers.
Greetings cards will also be on sale.
The bandstand will be used as a soundstage with live music curated by Al Pascal Music School and there’ll be performances from Drop Pink, Scot Folan, Alex Ck and Darcy Gurner, and Maddy and Joe.
The smart looking stalls are already up and the traders look forward to seeing you on Saturday for what should become a regular monthly event. We’ve even just heard that Barnet and Southgate College has already taking 12 stalls for their students for the next Teenage Market on 5th May.
The food court won’t be taking place on these days and the fruit and veg stalls remain in the current market place on St Albans Road.
Opening hours: 4–7pm.